Korean-born designer Hyemi Shin makes her Royal Opera debut in the 2017/18 Season as set designer for The Return of Ulysses at the Roundhouse, directed by John Fulljames. Previous work at the Royal Opera House includes Robert Binet’s Life’s Witness in the Linbury Studio Theatre in 2012.
Shin studied at Hongik University in Seoul and Wimbledon College of Arts. She was the overall winner of the 2011 Linbury Prize. Her design credits include The Seagull, Herons, Morning, Desire under the Elms (costumes only) and Secret Theatre for Lyric Hammersmith, A Midsummer Night’s Dream for Lyric Hammersmith and Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester, Once in a Lifetime, Dirty Butterfly and Sizwe Banzi is Dead for Young Vic, The Brink for Orange Tree Theatre, Made Visible for The Yard and He Wore a Red Hat and Playland for New Perspectives Theatre/Nottingham Academy.
Shin’s dance credits include Binet’s The Kreutzer Sonata for Russian Chamber Ballet Moscow and Unearth for National Ballet of Canada, and Michael Keegan-Dolan’s Swan Lake/Loch na hEala (costumes only) at Dublin Theatre Festival and Sadler’s Wells for which she won the Irish Times Best Costumes award.